SHSS field hockey girls fall in final to Rossland

The Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) senior girls field hockey team lost its West Kootenay final game Wednesday.

The Rossland players appear to be hiding in the net as Emily Plotnikoff (left) prepares to hit the ball to Kirsten Flynn during an SHSS penalty corner during Wednesday final at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

The Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) senior girls field hockey team lost its West Kootenay final game Wednesday at Pass Creek Park to a very strong Rossland squad.

This weekend, SHSS travelled to a tournament in Kelowna where they finished sixth out of ten teams.

“It was great experience for the girls playing on an artificial turf surface,” said team sponsor/manager Fiona Martin. “Everyone showed great improvement in their abilities.”

The Rockers lost to powerhouse Collingwood, beat Penticton 2-1, tied OK (Okanagan) Mission 0-0, and lost to South Kamloops 2-0 in pool play. The team played OK Mission for a second time in the final round and lost 1-0 despite dominating the play.

“Their great goalkeeper just kept saving shot after shot. We ended up sixth. Considering our inexperience and the age of our players, this was a very respectable result.”

SHSS will travel to Kelowna this week for the wild card game against Okanagan’s second place team. The winner of that game will give them a berth at the AA Provincials in Burnaby from November 1-5. Rossland has already qualified after beating SHSS last week.


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